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Quick Weekend in Savannah

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First of all, I just want to say how much I love Georgia. We live in such a beautiful state. Mountains, lakes, oceans, and beaches. We really have it all.  I love our mild winters, if you are into that (I am!) and yet we get a taste of all 4 seasons, too. While Winter is my least favorite of all, some unseasonal warmer weather in the 70’s has gotten me outdoors and soaking upevery minute of it.


A Weekend in Savannah? In January! With beautiful weather? Yes please!

When looking for hotels, we usually look for a suite of some sort to accommodate the 5 of us. Luckily, hotels are getting it figured out these days. Not every family is a fam of 4. We stayed at Fairfield Inn which had been open for 6 days while we were there. We broke that room in good!!! Pizza sauce on the duvet, and chocolate milk on the floor. I wouldn’t blame them if we didn’t get our deposit back! It is walking distance to River Street and just about anything downtown if you like to walk….our kids don’t. We made them anyway.

So, after we strolled for a bit, we got tickets for a bus tour that allowed us to get off and back on as we pleased, while learning about the city. We have a history buff or two in the family, so this is always a good choice for us. While the photographer in me was dying! (there were so many shots I would have loved to have gotten the chance to experiment with), the kids would have made it miserable, so the bus was a good way to see the city, with about 25% less complaining.

While in Savannah, I started reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. So far, so good….and its a true story that reads like fiction.  The characters are really interesting…I really can’t wait to watch the movie when I’m finished. Which Uga (Go Bulldogs!) has a role.


We love breakfast! Don’t let the lines fool you at Goose Feathers Cafe. It is way out the door, but patrons aren’t allowed to be seated until their food is ordered. So, you are guaranteed a seat, and while you may wait 15-20 minutes….the food is good (sweet potato waffle was excellent!) and the wait is much shorter than other places. I also wanted to try out Clary’s on Abercorn, but we didn’t make it on our way out. The kids were dying to eat the hotel breakfast…and it’s free, so we let them.


We rushed out of the city so that the kids could go to the beach before sunset. And of course it was the highlight of the day for the kids. The beach…in January. Nothing beats sand between my toes.

Photography Tip:

All photos were taken using a Nikon D750 and 35mm 1.4 lens. While on trips, don’t forget to stay in the moment. While I could certainly go on a vacation and do nothing but pour myself into photos, I would miss out on a lot that my family is experiencing. And I don’t want the kids to remember me with a camera in front of my face. It’s okay to put the camera away and miss a few “shots”.

 

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